Health and Wellness

The Roots of Health

Meredith Rhodes Carson

The Roots of Health – Laughter Yoga with Shelley Bell

In the past few weeks, Meredith has presented a strong case for food as medicine. It’s pretty clear. But there’s another medicine that you may be lacking in your life. Laughter.

How often do you laugh these days? You may be among the millions of humans out there with a serious laughter deficiency, and that’s troubling. Laughter is a universal language that provides stress relief: it brings you into the present, focuses your mind on the giggles at hand rather than the stressors that may dominating it, laughter helps you to breathe, to connect with others, and to take this life of yours a little less seriously. We could all use an increased dose.

This week, Meredith chats with Shelley Bell, a Certified Laughter Yoga teacher, about laughter, laughter yoga, laughter clubs… even phone laughter… you really have no excuse, you must laugh. And you’re encouraged to fake it even. Flex that laughter muscle, feel better instantly, and reap the benefits for hours to come.

Shelley Bell is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach. She leads a Laughter Club in Northridge, CA, and trains people to become Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders in the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga. Shelley does Laughter Yoga Presentations and workshops for various groups throughout the Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. She is passionate about helping people to build up their laughter muscle and rediscover their inner joy.

Why not see if you can find a Laughter Club in your area? Or join Laughter Club via Skype. No excuses, friend. As they say, laughter is the best medicine.